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  1. Re: Turkish Database - Ask me anything Thanks to both
  2. Re: Turkish Database - Ask me anything Is Muhammet Demir (Bursaspor) worth keeping? thanks
  3. Re: DM needed, £7 mill max thank you...
  4. Re: DM needed, £7 mill max Around 85/87 and a rising in the future if possible Sorry if I was confusing Is Eyong ENOH worth a bid?
  5. Re: DM needed, £7 mill max Thiago Motta Leiva Lucas Huddlestone Gibson All unavailable for transfer Joel Matip I already have and am looking for a player a level above at the moment thanks for the suggestions though
  6. I need a DM and have a max of about £7 million to spend Preferably under 28 years old thanks...
  7. Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season Yes it was him, but the Rushdie link is erroneous No it does not date to '88 for us, as I said...erroneous The swimaway? 50 of your inbreds driving a few Cardiff kids into the sea and there is your ticket for life Your only pride is your hatred of us Yes it was a long drive home and it hurt But truth is the far better team on the day (and the better manager) won it No arguements here
  8. Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season Sorry swanseajack, that was probably more words than you have ever seen in your life, so here are some pictures and a story from the BBC! enjoy...then apologise maybe? http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/7405620.stm
  9. Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season Try and get a grown up to help you understand this... I know all about Salman Rushdie, I know all about the fatwah issued against him. I also know it has NOTHING (BIG letters for you there, as it is an important point!) to do with Cardiff supporters adopting the ayatollah. The Ayatollah celebration came into use at Cardiff City games in 1990. It was originally performed by the singer and fans of a Welsh-language punk group called U Thant. It was first performed by Cardiff City fans at Sincil Bank, home of Lincoln City, on September 15, 1990, the day after U Thant had played a gig at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre. U Thant's singer had been inspired by footage of attendants at the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, which was broadcast live on British TV, doing the movement to express their grief at his death. It has been claimed that it was initially used as a sign of despair at the way the team were playing, but this is not true. In the era of inflatable balloons, it was simply a surrealist performance which looked good on the terraces. Cardiff at the time were struggling in the lower leagues, but it quickly became very popular with fans of the club and has since been used in terms of celebration and support for the team. Away games at Hereford United and Peterborough United in 1992 helped cement its place in the fans repertoire. The start of the Ayatollah has often mistakenly been credited to former chairman Sam Hammam. This is likely due to the national coverage of Hammam performing the celebration pitchside and in front of the visiting Leeds fans, drawing criticism from then-Leeds manager David O'Leary, the Football Association and a BBC undercover report, following the now infamous 2-1 victory over Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup in 2002 which saw crowd trouble after final whistle. The Ayatollah is now performed by the supporters of Cardiff City at every match. They, in turn, sing for each stand at their former home ground Ninian Park and current home ground Cardiff City Stadium to "Do the Ayatollah". During matches players performing well in the game or players who have just been brought on during the match are called to "Do the Ayatollah". Other people in the ground are also often called on to perform the move including the team's manager, away fans, former players on opposing sides (although managers of the teams have strongly discouraged it so it is rarely performed) and police officers on duty at the match. Doing the Ayatollah has also become popular for famous Cardiff fans to do when celebrating. Ex-Wales rugby union team captain Gareth Thomas often performs the Ayatollah after scoring a try, swimmer David Davies performed the Ayatollah on the podium while receiving his medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and at the 2008 olympics and cricketer Simon Jones also used the celebration after taking the wicket of Simon Katich during the 2005 Ashes series. Mark Webster, winner of the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship, also performed the Ayatollah after winning the title. The Ayatollah has also been used by ice hockey fans of the Cardiff Devils when winning the Play-off Championship in 1999 Former Cardiff players and footballers who are fans of Cardiff have often performed the Ayatollah at the home grounds of the Bluebirds bitter rivals Swansea City. Ipswich Town midfielder Gavin Williams, a lifelong Cardiff fan, performed it at Vetch Field after scoring against them for his former club Yeovil Town and former Cardiff player Christian Roberts performed the Ayatollah when he scored against them at the Liberty Stadium after being verbally abused throughout the match for being a former Cardiff player. But why let facts get in the way of a good lie? Typical of a resident of a small town whose most famous resident ever is a dog.
  10. Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season Well done Blackpool, the better team won Should be an interesting time between now and the start of next season Upside is we get to visit the six fingered peg sellers again
  11. Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season If playing 63 passes backwards then sideways in your own half constitutes good football, then swansea are the team of the decade...Thing is, it don't win you matches nor score you goals. (As their goals for tally clearly shows). PMT setting in here! 22 hours and 32 minutes to go.
  12. Re: Bundesliga Risers, Talents & Droppers 2010 Views on Alexander Baumjohann, rise/stay/drop? thanks
  13. Re: Rising RM needed Johnson is £5.6 million ... sadly
  14. I have around £4,5 million to spend thanks in advance
  15. Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season RIP Besian Idrizaj
  16. Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season Just for the record... Ridsdale was brought to the club by the previous owner (the loony from the lebanon) Ridsdale leaves the club at the end of this month as part of the takeover deal
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